This class will teach you how to export your animation as transparent stickers to use for social media and the web. I will take you through the process of setting up your animation with Essential Graphics within After Effects, converting your animation into a GIF with transparency in Photoshop and exporting an animated PNG with the help of an APNG converter.
This class is perfect for intermediate learners. Some prior knowledge of After Effects and Photoshop might be necessary. No previous knowledge of creating GIFs or animated PNGs, however, is needed. I will be focusing on optimising your project and exporting the stickers, so get your assets ready.
By the end of this class you will have a solid understanding of creating animation templates in After Effects with Essential Graphics. You will know how to export animated stickers with transparency, using two different methods.
You will be able to upload your GIFs to sites like Giphy and use your APNGs on the web. You can also use this knowledge to create stickers for popular mobile chat apps like iMessage.
You will need After Effects, Photoshop and an animated PNG converter to complete this class. You will need to come prepared with your own assets to export as a GIF or use the assets provided in the project gallery. You will also need an APNG converter.